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by Charles Wilson
Sat May 01, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Ro80 on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Ro80 on Ebay

The Original was the KKM-612 which, for our way of thinking, were 2 RE-5 engines lashed together with a Central Housing in between. It even had 2 Solex Carbs, which came to us in the form of the RE-5 Mikuni carb produced under a licensing agreement. https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/19790007790/do...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Supreme commander

I apologize, Mr. Negus, no harm intended. If I can get back on track later, I'll start a new Thread. O/W, someone else may begin anew. One note on the Supreme Commander: I did think the Commander needed greater engine performance to match, but the gearbox is already over-stressed. When the Kawasaki ...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Supreme commander

I offer no guarantees for the next few days but I will try to summarize the SAE Paper 930682, Development of a Lightweight Heavy Fuel Rotary Engine. The Turbocharger used in Phase 2 of this Project was from Aerodyne Dallas and for all of these jobs in every field, the Turbo has to match the engine i...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Supreme commander

RN --

Your mention of "Patrick Power" led me to this:

Image

Ahhhh, what could have been...
"The Direct Injected Norton Rotary!"

Thnx.

CW
by Charles Wilson
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Supreme commander

Thank you very much!

Did you do any work with AAI and Len Louthan on the Pilot/Main Injected Turbocharged Norton mentioned above?

THANX AGAIN, RN!!!

CW
by Charles Wilson
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Supreme commander

Thank you, esteemed Mr. Negus. There are a few of us Obsessives who will enjoy any and everything we can find about the Norton Rotary. I still hope to get another copy of the article by Jeremy Summers from "The Engineer" magazine, "NVT Rotary Sets the Pace", from Way Back When. A...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Supreme commander

Thank you for the photos, Mr. N! Which brings up a point: On the old Site, you would Post old pictures of various Prototypes, changing them every month, it seemed. One photo, if memory serves, was of the air-cooled engine that had a unique looking Plenum Chamber (I was reminded of a painted 2 quart ...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

1. Google Translate of the German description of the W2000: "Prototype of the entire W 2000 series, was first presented in October 1970 at the IFMA (International Motorcycle and Bicycle Exhibition) in Cologne. The machine is equipped with the gearbox and cardan shaft of the BMW R27, which, howe...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

https://www.der-wankelmotor.de/Motoraed ... cules.html

At last, a picture of the Original Hercules W2000 from the Display Stand. Lots of detail to look at.
Lots of detail to think about.

What could have been.
by Charles Wilson
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

1. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Don't know why the smiley didn't take on my JOKE about Droning neighbors but - There you go. I hit "Preview" and everything. Oh, well. 2. Thanx to all. I've learned a lot. That's why I come to this Site. It's a lot better than the "Make a Better Chi...
by Charles Wilson
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

I believe someone developed it into a very successful drone/light aircraft engine. 1. Right you are, J.B. and I can think of a few of my unsavory neighbors who might benefit from an aerial visit from...well, let's move on... Very Happy 2. I keep looking at the French Advancer and there is something...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

Would a shaft drive [have] made all that much difference to an already complicated bit of kit? I usually try not to muck-up a Thread but since the "Lovely Commander" has been sold, I want to answer at least part of this good question. I don't think we'll ever know the fine details of Suzu...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

Ahhh...Remember when: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxibHVlaGF6ZXZqbWNtYW5hd2F0dXxneDo2Y2Q4MTBlMzVhNDBlNTcx Shaft Drive made a difference in that different age. Read the Intro to the MG, esp. I have a soft spot in my heart for the V-50, even if I passed ...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

Hmmm... Another shaft drive, it appears. I've heard that the original prototype of the Hercules was a shaft drive (from a BMW) but I've seen no pictures of such a beast. Another road less traveled. CW PS: There are still those in the RE-5 Camp who wonder what would have been if the RE-5 had been a s...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Rectifier
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Rectifier

Yes. There's more to it than that, but the first transistor was comparable in size to the vacuum tube it replaced (sorta'). It was quickly discovered that if you could make one transistor on a piece of silicon, there was enough room for another and then another and then tens, hundreds, thousands, mi...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Rectifier
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Rectifier

Not silly at all!!! Richard Feynman said, "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don’t understand quantum mechanics." From this cheery assessment, we get to this: From the ever politicized Wiki-P: " A rectifier is an electrical device that converts alternating curren...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Loss of Site
Replies: 0
Views: 881

Loss of Site

I'm in Mourning!

'N yes, I've already written to Joe S. http://nortonmotors.co.uk site is no more.
I understand. I UNDERSTAND!

It's simply that there were so many pictures - such History!

Did anyone download the contents of the Site?

Joe, could you put it back up for one more month?

CW
by Charles Wilson
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 21
Views: 7319

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

As long as there IS a story for any of these old Monsters, we'll be more than willing to follow along!

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday John B !!
Replies: 5
Views: 3444

Re: Happy Birthday John B !!

cdrkeith wrote: Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:43 am I believe John B (johnbirchjar) celebrates a 'significant' birthday today !
"He's 29?"

Happy B-Day!
by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Mazda
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: Mazda

Prolly Audi, which has done a ton of research on the topic: https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a15125104/how-audi-hybrids-could-keep-the-wankel-rotary-alive-feature/ Lotsa' articles through the years. BTW, a 254 cc engine => a 508 two Rotor. With the old 1.7 Multiplier, 1.7 x 508 = 863.6 Hmmm... ...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NSU RO80,
Replies: 8
Views: 3460

Re: NSU RO80,

From Norbye, Wankel Engine , ISBN 0-8019-5591-2, pp. 328 - 330: KM-37 Lubrication: Shell Rotella SAE 30 or 40 KM-48: Shell Rotella SAE 30 Essolub HD30 BP Outboard-Motor Oil Mobiloil Outboard Mobiloil TT Mobilmix TT KM914: Shell Rotella SAE 30 Essolub HD30 BP Outboard Motor Oil Mobiloil Outboard Mobi...
by Charles Wilson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NSU RO80,
Replies: 8
Views: 3460

Re: NSU RO80,

If it's recommended by Suzuki& NSU to use multi-grade oil for their engines,I wonder why Nortons insisted on none-multi-grade oils for their Rotories? I also wonder if anyone had ever used a multi-grade in their Norton?(I think Dell Boy told me he did once in a dire emergency wink)SVF,J.B. I wo...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NSU RO80,
Replies: 8
Views: 3460

Re: NSU RO80,

...what oil do these cars use and how is it lubed? The RE-5 used the KKM-502 Motor, suitably updated and engineered, and the Ro-80 used two KKM-502s as a two rotor engine. The engine was named the 612. See the SAE Papers on both of these fine engines. In the SAE Paper on the RE-5, it plainly states...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 5
Views: 2398

Re: A sad day

Well done, sir!
by Charles Wilson
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 12
Views: 5085

Re: The Norton affair

Thank you, kkd! BTW, I had set up a Thread for this but it was placed in the wrong Section (Technical interest...) and for that I apologize. "Let's see...Manufacture the best product you can and sell it for a reasonable price..." Over here in the Colonies, we have Walmart: "Save Money...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton Bankruptcy/Pension Scandal Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 2668

Norton Bankruptcy/Pension Scandal Thread

I humbly request that various Articles that show up be listed here.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3959 ... -pensions/ f'rinstance.

CW

PS: "Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds sing...."
*Sigh*
by Charles Wilson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 15
Views: 6879

Re: Classic engine back in

A kwik "Thank You":

I may never get to own a Norton Rotary (I have SEEN one, coming within 6' of a Classic at a Ducati Shop years and years ago...), but I enjoy finding nice pictures and I now have a nice new Screen Saver.

THNX!

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Re: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009

Follow-up: There are now quite a few races up on YouTube from the Glory Years of the Norton Rotary Racers and they're quite a lot of fun. You could spend a few days analyzing all that's there. There are also a few ride-around tests of the street machines CW PS: There are stories about YouTube gettin...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009

Don't remember seeing this Posted so I thought I'd make sure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n__6tsOfzLo

CW